Judge Ronald E. Richter, former commissioner of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, has been chosen by the board of trustees of the Jewish Child Care Association as its new chief executive officer. Founded in 1822, JCCA is one of the oldest and largest child and family service organizations in the country.
Mr. Richter, a graduate of the Teaneck school system, brings more than two decades of experience in child and family services to his new position. He began his term last month, succeeding CEO Richard Altman, who is retiring after 35 years of service to JCCA and a total of 45 years in child and family services.
Mr. Richter has been a New York State Family Court judge since leaving ACS in 2013. Before that, he was ACS deputy commissioner and New York City’s family services coordinator in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. He graduated from Tufts University and received a master of science and law degree from Boston University.